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Update On Dover's Preliminary Master Plan Survey Results

The Dover Planning Board got the preliminary results of the town-wide Master Plan survey that was distributed in the spring. Dover residents had a lot to tell the Planning Board about what they liked about the town, and what they felt needed to change.

Members of the Dover Planning Board briefly discussed the results of the town-wide Master Plan Survey at their meeting Monday.

Town Planner, Gino Carlucci, told the Board that they had received about 650 responses to the survey which had been mailed to every household in Dover in the spring as well as being posted on the Planning Board's website.

The survey, the first in almost twenty years, was complied by the Planning Board with the help of the Dover Long Range Planning Committee with suggestions from various town boards and committees.

This questionnaire allowed residents the opportunity to speak their minds on a wide range of topics relating to town management.

Most Dover residents who completed the survey chose to return the hard copy of the survey, and a smaller number of people elected to fill out the survey online.

These preliminary results are still being worked on and some information from the online surveys still needs to be added into the total report.

But Chairman, Mark Sarro said the Board was pleased with both the number of responses, and the great number of comments that people added to survey.

The next step in the process is to pass these preliminary survey results on to the many town boards and committees for their consideration as they begin making their plans for the next year.

Sarro also said that as soon as the results are final they will be posted on the Planning Board's website and otherwise made available to townspeople by the end of October.

All Massachusetts towns are required to have a Master Plan and Dover's Plan can be viewed here.

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